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Nieves De La Fuente

Tanque de Tormentas

VR expérimental | 0 | couleur | 0:0 | Espagne, Allemagne | 2021

Water tanks work as collectors that help to control water levels in times of extreme rainfall, ensuring the availability of this resource in future times of drought. The one in Madrid is one of the largest in the country. I was not aware of its existence until a few months ago when I heard about it on the radio. It was a feature about everything that could be found there along the years: a dead donkey, an rusty small car, chandeliers... What kind of memories do we throw away in the water of these places where they cannot be carried away by the current? Do we want to forget them? Or do we want just to keep them preserved under water? In this virtual reality experience, the water-collector is part of the subconscious. It is a place where childhood memories are encapsulated. We can revisit them in the virtual world, but probably they will drown us.

Born in Madrid (Spain) 1988. Nieves de la Fuente studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She finished her studies with an Erasmus Scholarship at the Kunsthochschule Kassel with Professor Norbert Radermacher. During her Posgradual Studies at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne, she worked as a 3D artist and improved her understanding of the 3D medium. The work in 3D, open her a different approach to sculpture and a way into immersive technologies. She uses these as a medium to deliver a message and keeps working as a conceptual artist. Her current line of work oscillates among the construction of memory and its experience in immersive processes and the investigation of non-human perception delivered through these technologies. She has shown her work in institutions and festivals around Germany, Spain, Canada, Taiwan and Croatia among others.